The Black & White

Viking Vogue: Stay gold

By Carolyn Freeman

September 12, 2012


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Returning to school is exciting for many reasons, but one of the best is showing off your sun-kissed look. Your hair is blonder, your skin is darker and your spirit is higher. Read More »...

Summer hits of 2012

By Carolyn Freeman

September 10, 2012


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Whether you’re walking to the dining hall at camp, packing up a beach bag or watching Shark Week in your basement, there are always those summer songs that just won’t get out of your head. This summer, at least one of these five songs was never far from earshot. Read More »...

Bollyblog: Back in Bethesda

By Carolyn Freeman

September 10, 2012


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I owe an apology to a lot of people in Bethesda who’ve asked me about my year in India. My responses typically include a couple of superlatives, a small anecdote and maybe a sentence or two in Hindi. Read More »...

Bdubbs Bakes: Fair food

Bdubbs Bakes: Fair food

By Carolyn Freeman

September 5, 2012


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As summer draws to a close and students bury their heads in piles of AP World readings and college applications, there's only one thing that can turn back the clock: deep-fried foods reminiscent of those greasy delights found at carnivals across the country. Read More »...

A summer trip to Uganda yields surprising benefits

A summer trip to Uganda yields surprising benefits

By Carolyn Freeman

September 4, 2012


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As residents of affluent Bethesda, it is our privilege—nay, our duty—to intern at NIH, clerk in congressional office and participate in service trips to boost our resumes and provide college essay topics. Read More »...

Pablo’s Parler: We are all freshmen

Pablo’s Parler: We are all freshmen

By Pablo Ramírez

September 3, 2012


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Welcome to Pablo's Parler! In this week's episode, Pablo welcomes us back to school and shows us how we are all, in one way or another, brand new to the school. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Sound off in the comment section, on Twitter or on Facebook. ...

Juniors participate in summer reading discussions

By Carolyn Freeman

September 3, 2012


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There was something strange about my summer reading assignment this year: it was fun. Read More »...

BrickFair 2012: More than just a LEGO convention

By Pablo Ramírez

August 19, 2012


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As I stood in front of a LEGO replica of Serenity, the spacecraft featured on the short-lived TV series Firefly, I spoke with the exhibitor on my left about building techniques and our favorite years of LEGO sets. I later realized this moment summed up what LEGO exhibition BrickFair is all about. ...

Bdubbs Bakes: lemon bars

Bdubbs Bakes: lemon bars

By Carolyn Freeman

June 6, 2012


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After two semesters, 180 days of school, two weeks of AP exams and five days of finals, summer is finally here for most students. These bright and zesty lemon bars are an excellent way to kick off a fun-filled summer. Read More »...

Equal pay for women is necessary

By Carolyn Freeman

June 6, 2012


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After Congress passed the Equal Pay Act in 1963, women supposedly earned equal pay for equal work. But even today, white women receive only 77 cents to the dollar that white men make, African American women receive 62 cents and Hispanic women only 54. Read More »...

Prom prep the natural way

By Carolyn Freeman

May 23, 2012


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As prom comes close, you and your friends frantically drive to every strip mall and shopping complex you know of to find “the dress.” You scroll through thousands of pictures of hair braids and up-do’s, schedule a 2 hour nail appointment at the best spa in town, and search DSW shelves from top...

Pablo’s Parler: Mother’s Days

Pablo’s Parler: Mother’s Days

By Pablo Ramírez

May 23, 2012


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In this week's podcast, Pablo talks about mother and the important roles they serve that we often overlook. Answer the question of the week in the video by posting a comment here or on our Facebook and Twitter pages. ...